[ python-Bugs-1460493 ] Why not drop the _active list?

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Bugs item #1460493, was opened at 2006-03-29 09:16
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Status: Open
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Priority: 5
Submitted By: HVB bei TUP (hvb_tup)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Why not drop the _active list?

Initial Comment:
I am using a modified version of subprocess.py,

where I have removed the _active list and all 
references to it.

I have tested it (under Windows 2000) and there were 
no errors.

So what is the reason for managing the _active list 
at all? Why not drop it?

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Comment By: Tristan Faujour (tfaujour)
Date: 2006-03-29 15:59

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I agree.

The use of _active makes subprocess.py thread-UNsafe.

See also: Bug #1199282

In order to have a thread-safe subprocess.py, I commented
out the call to _cleanup() in Popen.__init__(). As a side
effect, _active becomes useless.


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